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    Knotty/Stretch Mod, trick to threading cord, and are burning holes necessary?

    Hey there,
    I made my first tablecloth Hammock about a month ago, and had a hard time threading the cord through the hem. I used Caveman's posting as my teacher: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=62832
    I used a wire to go through the hem first then made a small hook on the wire and pulled the cord through, but it was a PITA. I'm sure yall know of a better way. Also on a recent thread I saw that people are "burning holes" for the mod. Is there a problem with tearing or something with just poking a hole in the hem, or is it just cosmetic? Mine seems fine so far by the way, but havn't used it much.
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    Burning a hole keeps it from fraying. Just be careful that you don't burn a big hole in it, or torch your entire hammock...
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    I use grosgrain and sew it along the edge then run my shock cord through that. It doesn't add much weight if any. Plus no holes were burned into the hammock.





    I hope that helps
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    I realize that burning the hole keeps it from fraying, but have people had problems with fraying getting out of control with just poking a hole?
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    That looks pretty heavy duty Dave! Also looks like more sewing and work than I want to do...Nice area to hang there!
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    Thank You, that's Training Area 5 here on Post ( I work for Range Control )

    It's really not all that much more sewing and probably took me 20 minutes to do both sides and this was my first diy hammock.

    Here is my second diy hammock ( pic was taken in Florida at the Inlaws house ) :
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    I push the tip of as safety pin through the shock cord end then work it through the channel. Used that technique for inserting elastic since I started sewing in my teens. Always works for me. Tip: put the shock cord and cord lock on the outside of the hammock. I didn't think about that, and get the cord lock in my face sometimes. I just made a little hole to run the cord through. I didn't burn it because I figured I would burn too much of the hammock. It hasn't frayed, but I watch it and if it does start, I suppose that I could burn it then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    I push the tip of as safety pin through the shock cord end then work it through the channel. Used that technique for inserting elastic since I started sewing in my teens. Always works for me. Tip: put the shock cord and cord lock on the outside of the hammock. I didn't think about that, and get the cord lock in my face sometimes. I just made a little hole to run the cord through. I didn't burn it because I figured I would burn too much of the hammock. It hasn't frayed, but I watch it and if it does start, I suppose that I could burn it then.
    Thanks, I should have thought of that safety pin trick, I use it sometimes as well. Just what I wanted to know.
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    just my two cents.. i burned too big of a hole and ripped a brand new tablecloth when i sat in it.. gunna make stuff sack out of that one and make sure 2 use grosgrain and sew the proper way w/ the knotty mod

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